Speech Therapy
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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy is designed to help patients regain and increase their ability to communicate through speech. People of all ages – from young children to those in their senior years – may need Speech Therapy for a variety of reasons, ranging from delayed speech in youngsters to impaired speech in adults who have suffered a stroke. Kennedy’s Outpatient Speech Therapy program provides services to those with speech, cognitive language, voice, and swallowing problems. Each patient referred to Kennedy’s Outpatient Speech Therapy program undergoes a thorough diagnostic evaluation. From there, a patient-specific treatment plan is developed, and regularly reassessed, to ensure their goals are reached.

Kennedy offers Speech Therapy treatments for the following conditions:

  • Abnormal childhood language
  • Adult language disorders from brain injury
  • Birth defect problems, such as cleft palate or cleft lip
  • Delayed speech in childhood
  • Difficulty swallowing from trauma, stroke, or following surgery
  • Hard-to-understand speech, such as dysarthria
  • Stuttering or other speech issues, such as difficulty forming words or sentences
  • Voice disorders from tracheotomy or vocal cord pathology

Treatments may include a variety of exercises and activities customized to patients’ individual needs, including:

  • Cognitive retraining
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) evaluation and treatment
  • Language therapy (to improve comprehension and expression)
  • Voice therapy (to remediate disorders in vocal quality, volume, and resonance)

Kennedy Rehabilitation Locations

Cherry Hill
2201 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone:  (856) 488-6842

18 E. Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone:  (856) 346-7842

Washington Township
405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Suite 102
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone:  (856) 256-7871